Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Word of the Day

Word of the Day

chaussure (n)

footgear; shoes

"'I delight in Hessian boots,' said Rebecca. Jos Sedley, who admired his own legs prodigiously, and always wore this ornamental chaussure, was extremely pleased at this remark...."
--William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

I wear sneakers most days, as I work in a casual place. Today I wore leather shoes, though -- no special reason -- and felt a bit more grown up, if slightly less comfortable.

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